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UPDATE: School mold cleanup


MIDDLETON (WKOW) -- Kromrey Middle School's mold problem is over and students are finally starting the school year Friday.

After more than a week of cleaning the school was tested. The results show the mold levels at Kromrey are lower in school than outside.

"We open up tomorrow for staff and students," said Middleton Cross Plains School District Superintendent Don Johnson.

At a meeting at Middleton High School a few blocks from Kromrey, parents had concerns about moving forward.

"Probably wondering when they'll make up school days," said parent Mike Quale.

"We have a couple options... It will be a combo of two additional days and add minutes too," Johnson said.

The mold was non-toxic and mostly found in rooms with no air conditioning. School officials believe the mold was due to the hot humid weather we've had.

In terms of keeping the mold away, Johnson said the district may have to look into new dehumidifiers and a better ventilation system.

Two rooms at Kromrey are being recleaned. Test results for those areas come back Thursday.


MIDDLETON (WKOW) -- Middleton-Cross Plains Superintendent Dr. Donald Johnson says the school year will begin Friday at Kromrey Middle School.

The district sent a letter to parents Wednesday evening, saying the school is clean and students can return.

The school was closed because of non-toxic mold.

The district is hosting an informational meeting for parents.  Brian Rodriguez is at the meeting and will have details on 27 News at Ten.


MIDDLETON (WKOW) -- Kromrey Middle School officials are holding an informational session concerning the mold cleanup that has delayed the start of school for more than a week.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Middleton High School. Officials say the school is now clean.

They expect air quality tests to come back today, and if everything goes as planned, they plan to begin classes on Friday.

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